In working with wood, I bought N95 masks several years ago. They were, after all, the best ones one could buy. So shopping at Rona a week ago, they only had regular dust masks. I asked why they didn’t have N95 masks on the shelves yet. It’s been a year since the newest coronavirus had been discovered. Couldn’t the supply chain have ramped up supply for the demand by now?
As it turns out, no.
I read this from NPR this morning.
The complexity in making these N95 masks is stupidly high, mostly because of this “melt-blown” fabric. So there you have it, an explanation as to why they haven’t caught up yet.